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REQ ID: 110461
JOB TITLE: Scrum Master - Driver and ADAS Torque Arbitration Squad
SALARY: £33,400 - £44,100
POSTING END DATE: 21/12/2022
LOCATION: Coventry
We’re re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.


What to expect


Based at our principal design and engineering centre in Gaydon (CV35 0RR), offering a hybrid working model, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, technical Scrum Master in our Driver and ADAS Torque Arbitration Squad – working within the current Agile framework spanning both Chassis Motion and Propulsion Tech Centres based in Gaydon.


The Scrum Master will be involved with the development of 2 main functions – Longitudinal Motion Controller (LMC) and Propulsion Driver Demand Request. The LMC delivers the control for ADAS features covering High Speed Driving and Parking but also Off-Road control.


The Propulsion Driver Demand Request focuses on the Accelerator Pedal response,  overrun torque requests, Torque Arbitration with ADAS and Wheel Torque Arbitration with the foundation braking system.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Coach the team members in self-management and cross-functionality

  • Help the Squad focus on creating high-value Increments that meet the Definition of Done

  • Remove impediments to the Scrum Team’s progress

  • Ensure that all Scrum events take place and are positive, productive, and kept within the timebox

  • Participate in Sprint ceremonies and facilitate part of them

  • Participate in Scrum of Scrums (only when relevant and on ad-hoc basis)

  • 50% of time as a Squad member: Contributing to the squad’s delivery activities

  • 50% of time as a Scrum Master: Review and refine Product and Sprint backlog

  • Resolving obstacles and align with other Squads if necessary

  • Ensuring the systematic "Value Assessment" for each option/solution

  • Facilitate Retrospective with the Squad where performance improvement actions are defined



Key Performance Indicators

  • Mobilise Squad members on Agile ceremonies (in collaboration with the Agile Coach)

  • Ensure the Squad follows a consistent drumbeat

  • Support the Product Owner for backlog prioritisation and the Squad for backlog refinement

  • Define improvement actions based on Retrospective and Squad charts to improve team efficiency

  • Provide feedback to Product Owner on Squad teaming

  • Support the Squad in obstacle resolution


What you'll need


Knowledge, Skills and Experience



  • Highly organised, disciplined, flexible and self-motivated

  • Ability to manage projects across diverse teams and to balance multiple priorities

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on results/outcomes

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written

  • Decisive, able to make decisions independently

  • An individual who embodies a growth mindset, acts at all times with integrity, who works as part of one team, is driven to be impactful by adding value and always working hard to earn and keep our customers’ trust and loyalty.

  • An individual with an agile mindset: view challenges as opportunities, give and receive constructive feedback, driven to learn and improve, inspired by the success of others, persist in the face of sceptics and take a setback as an opportunity to grow. An individual, who works independently, is results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance with the ability to deliver operational plans in a complex, highly demanding environment.

  • An effective team player that actively shares learning and upskills with team members

  • Ability to adapt to the demands of high priority work streams in support of engineering delivery priorities

  • Ability to troubleshoot and implement structured problem-solving techniques

  • Able to question existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust



  • Experience and knowledge of Agile/Scrum product delivery methodology

  • Experience of managing projects and stories in tools such as Confluence and JIRA

  • Experience of building and managing internal and external relationships in complex stakeholder environments

  • Prior knowledge/experience of working within the Longitudinal Motion Domain or Vehicle Supervisory Control domain (VSC)

  • Experience and knowledge of ADAS features intended behaviours and implementation architecture




Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


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